Smokin' Aces
Smokin' Aces (2007)

When a shifty magician turns state's evidence against a Las Vegas underworld heavy, the high price placed on his head sparks a fevered race to rub the snitch out and collect a tidy paycheck in Narc director Joe Carnahan's dark… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 26, 2007
DVD Release Date: April 17, 2007
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A violent mess of a movie, Smokin' Aces has some Quentin Tarantino's style but not much of his wit or humor.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

It wants to be a Tarantino-esque dark comedy about gun-slinging, substance-abusing lowlifes. But instead it's a convoluted, slap-happy, humorless bloodfest.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

Violence is spread throughout the film, and some of it is entertaining, I have to admit. But the climax at Buddy's Tahoe penthouse is Tarantino on speed.

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Ali Gray

A guilt-free return to the kind of stylish action thrillers that rely on strong characters just as much as they do carnage.

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Melissa Anderson
Time Out

Not a fresh idea emerges from this risible exercise in muscle-car camerawork, squib-crazy shoot-outs and self-admiring pyrotechnics.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Did Carnahan think these sickening scenes would give Smokin' Aces a moral complexity that's generally absent from this genre? I think they make the picture seem even more morally bankrupt.

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Fernando F. Croce

The poor man's Guy Ritchie, which is sad since the poor man already has Guy Ritchie

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

We just sit there numbly, awaiting the next sensation and trying, without notable success, to comprehend the preposterous backstory.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Smokin Aces is a Viagra suppository for compulsive action fetishists and a movie that may not only be dumb in itself, but also the cause of dumbness in others.

Brian Holcomb

The best Tarantino riff of 1994.

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Tyler Christian
Totally ridiculous fun! Sure it's a total Tarantino/Guy Ritchie knock-off, but I highly enjoy it for what it's main intention is: over-the-top… More
Alex roy
Smokin' Aces is a fun, entertaining ride from start to finish. Effectively directed by Joe Carnahan, this is a smartly crafted and exciting picture that… More
paul oh
It wasn't that bad......if you like a shooter up action flick, this is pretty good. The story is terrible and the acting smells of piss but the action and… More
Kevin M. Williams
A big cast, lotsa wild characters, big, bang, boom, bust'em up shootouts all finally tied to duh script that pulls the rug out from under all the… More
xGary Xx
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